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    Report: Hyundai Sonata successor to seek evolution, not revolution
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    Hyundai hit a home run with its current-generation Sonata midsize sedan, so don't expect the Korean automaker to make revolutionary changes when its replacement comes out for the 2015 model year. The four-door sitting in showrooms today was launched in 2010 with radical new lines that marked a ...

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    Report: Hyundai mulling four-door coupe model, V8 or V6 turbo for next Genesis Coupe
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    Hyundai is showing no signs of slowing down, with plenty of new product in the pipeline. This, according to a recent Automobile magazine interview with John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Krafcik admits the automaker is considering adding a four-door coupe to its lineup, possibly sharing ...

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    Report: Hyundai working on "Fluidic Precision" design for next Sonata
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    Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik recently told Automobile magazine that it's popular "fluidic sculpture" design language won't stand still as it evolves with Hyundai's lineup in the coming years. "You'll see even more maturity with the new Santa Fe, and future cars will feature something ...

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    Report: Hyundai scrambling to keep market share but lacks inventory
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    Hyundai owns five percent of the U.S. retail market share, but it's trying to maintain that number with razor-thin inventory levels. According to The Detroit Free Press, the situation has forced the automaker to cut back on fleet sales and pump out every vehicle it can from its Alabama assembly ...

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    Report: Hyundai pondering new large crossover?
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    According to a report in Ward's Auto, the pale fortunes of the soon-to-depart Hyundai Veracruz aren't stopping Hyundai from considering another dedicated seven-seat crossover. Although the new Santa Fe will usher in a long-wheelbased sibling that can seat seven, Hyundai Motor America CEO John ...

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    Poll: Could the Hyundai Veloster go topless? [w/poll]
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    The Hyundai Veloster has been a bit polarizing since it went on sale last year. And the debate could get more animated if the Korean company does what we think it's thinking about doing. At a recent gathering of reporters and Hyundai executives in Ann Arbor, MI, where the annual Rolling ...

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    CEO Krafcik says to expect more family vehicles from Hyundai, not trucks
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    Hyundai has been hitting on all cylinders of late, adding the Elantra Coupe and Hatchback, the Veloster Turbo and the upcoming Azera. That's a lot of new metal for one calendar year, and it appears the Korean automaker is just getting warmed up. Fox News reports that Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik ...

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    Video: Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]
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    Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg (5.8L/100km) fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg (13L/100km) instead of the the 29 mpg city ...

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    Report: Hyundai not looking for second North American plant despite thin inventories and growing demand
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    Why is this man smiling? Well, it could be because hotcakes only wish they were selling as well as Hyundais. Or perhaps that grin says he knows something we don't – like when and where his company plans to build a second North American assembly plant. Yet Hyundai CEO John Krafcik told ...

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    Hyundai CEO downplays Corvette competitor, warns of CAFE loopholes
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    Like nearly every other automaker these days, Hyundai is keenly focused on bringing fuel-efficient vehicles to market. That apparently means the automaker doesn't currently see a need for a halo sportscar to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette, though it recognizes it would be an ...

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